Computing Consultant (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 9 October 2016
I had one temp contract position that provided a rich professional experience. Management was excellent, and there were many training opportunities both internal to the dept and external interest. The most enjoyable part of my job was that I was given ownership of a few projects that allowed me to grow professionally. Unfortunately, nearly all the jobs posted as either external or temporary contracts are spoken for, and if you are lucky enough to get your foot in the door in a contract position once, you could be waiting a long time for a follow-up contract. You can become "interview roster filler" repeatedly because you have UW experience.
Research scientist (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 17 September 2016
University of Waterloo, despite being a new university has made an excellent progress. The working and education culture in University of Waterloo Waterloo is very good.The content of the courses are excellent. The coop. program is very effective and puts you in the right direction.University of Waterloo is an excellent University particularly in Undergraduate level. I strongly recommend. For graduate studies, it is new and the atmosphere is not a effective as undergraduate studies.But still it is among very top universities not only in Canada but also in the world.
Good research and working culture, effective and good Coop program
Peer Mentor (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 18 May 2016
A typical day consisted of working with the international students and helping them with the assigned assignment to boost their performance in the real work environment. I learned a lot about the Chinese culture from my students, improved my time management skills and my work ethics. The management was very helpful. and actively cared about the wellbeing of both, the students and the mentors. My co-workers were friendly and fun to work with. The hardest part of the job was also the most enjoyable part of the job: the students! Helping them achieve the desired standard was hard, though not impossible; and every small improvement felt like an achievement.
All in all, it was a great experience. I plan to return to this job next year too.
Ph.D in Chemistry (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 25 August 2016
Despite the hardships I had during my 5 year program of Ph.D, I had the perfect colleagues that I adored working with. One of the best things that I really valued while working at the school of Pharmacy at University of Waterloo is the flexibility of time. I can go and work whenever I wanted to and leave whenever I can and this helped me to finish my projects in the most preferable way to me.
Mathematics Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 1 September 2016
Demonstrated in-depth academic and communication skills through hosting weekly tutorials for 50 first-year students Prepared teaching materials, including PowerPoint slides and sample questions for exam review sessions Acquired solid leadership and entrepreneurship through leading markers to form study groups of five students
Instructor (Current Employee) – Waterloo, Wellington – 7 October 2016
The University of Waterloo is an excellent employer, offering staff a range of benefits, including annual leave entitlement, good rates of pay, reputable pension scheme and flexible working. I would recommend the University of Waterloo to anybody seeking employment either in Waterloo or the education sector.
experience as employee depends strongly on situation
IT Director, Faculty of Arts (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 29 March 2016
Inconsistent leadership, fledgling ethical behaviour and management/leadership training supports, and poorly understood policies leave employees at the mercy of their direct supervisor's level of competence and engagement.
Student Employee (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 24 February 2016
This work place provided me (a student at the University of Waterloo), to manage my work life and my student life with ease. Working in the same location where I lived (student dorms), was a good transition for me into the work place in an unfamiliar University environment. Overall, it was a great experience.
Engaging and fun experience working with various people throughout the campus.
Residence Advisor (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 19 April 2016
It was a few hours during the day and I had the opportunity of communicating with people and answering their questions to university life and academic balance. My coworkers were fun people to be around and work and we had a great team of people working to provide parents and students with the right information. The most difficult part of the job would be not getting paid. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting a variety of people and helping others out.
Great team environment, constantly learning and travelling with the team during school term
Student Trainer (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 25 April 2016
During the school term, I'm one of the fortunate selected few that gets to be a student therapist for the university of waterloo varsity hockey team.I love the close team environment and the unpredictable situations I get put in, whether it's massaging team members or treating a new injury, Every day is fun and enjoyable and I'm constantly learning more from my mentor (athletic therapist)
Intramural Referee (off for summer) (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 4 May 2016
Myself and the other referees would arrange our own hours based on our school schedules/related commitments. Management is very accommodating. The hardest part of the job is dealing with conflicts between players and referees (in hockey especially, things can get heated fast, and it's my job to control the situation). However, I enjoyed the job because it put me around sports that I not only enjoy watching, but playing as well.
Teaching and Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 16 August 2016
As a TA for undergrad students, I held one office hours and led one lab session every week. I marked their assignments every two weeks until the end of term. The instructor and students are all very friendly.
Custodian/Maintenance (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 9 July 2016
I worked a forty hour work week, working evenings, cleaning floors, table tops, dry and wet mopping. I was to handle the recycling and take out garbage bags daily. I also cleaned washrooms, and used ride on or walk behind sweepers and scrubbers.
Fast-paced environment, changing on a day-to-day basis
Science Outreach Associate (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 5 April 2016
As I was a volunteer at the university, I was not paid. Nonetheless, this experience allowed me to learn greatly. I was constantly exposed to different individuals whom I was able to share with the interest of science. On a typical day at work, I was visiting an elementary school and was prepared to show several scientific demonstrations to children.